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Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams: Breadth and Depth

Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams: Breadth and Depth

Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams: Breadth and Depth
By Indranil Goswami

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Book Description

Don't Let the Real Test Be Your First Test!

Presented in the Breadth and Depth format of the actual exam, this comprehensive guide is filled with hundreds of realistic practice questions based on the Principles and Practice of Civil Engineering (PE-CIVIL) exam, given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Detailed solutions, including equations and diagrams, are provided for every question. Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams offers intensive test preparation and is the perfect companion to Civil Engineering PE All-in-One Exam Guide.


  • Structural: materials, member design, design criteria
  • Geotechnical: soil mechanics, foundations, excavation, seismic issues
  • Water resources and environmental: hydraulics, hydrology, water supply and quality, wastewater treatment
  • Transportation: capacity analysis, planning, freeways, multilane highways
  • Construction: scheduling, estimating, quality control, safety

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #267366 in Books
  • Brand: Indranil Goswami
  • Published on: 2012-02-07
  • Released on: 2012-01-17
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.20" h x 1.00" w x 7.30" l, 1.25 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 352 pages


  • Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams Breadth and Depth Mechanical Engineering

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Indranil Goswami has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During the past 20 years he has taught and conducted research at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Goswami is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and he has served as president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. He taught PE (CIVIL) Review and FE Review courses in Baltimore from 2001 – 2006. In 1998, Dr. Goswami was nominated for the Bliss Medal for Academic Excellence by the Society of American Military Engineers and in 2003, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Good for knowledge and study practice
By Gaby
This book gave me a variety of problems that were so much harder than the exam. I didn't enjoy most of it but it may have helped make the exam seem easy because it was so much more involved. You also learn a lot of pitfalls while solving longer and harder problems. Given the exam difficulty and reworked of the format after 2015, this book is harder. Gaswami's problems that came out after are more representative of what the exam was. However, it doesn't hurt to practice with these exams during studying so that you can figure out where you're weak or need to supplement your knowledge. They don't work so much though as a representative 8hr test but really good for study practice. So I think it is worth the purchase.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Very helpful
By Travis
The breadth exams were a good representative of what I actually encountered in the October 2013 exam as well as the construction focus sections. The practice exam problems were harder and took longer to work than the actual one, so being able to work the practice questions in under 6 minutes will leave you with plenty of time to go back and check your work.

Tabbing my CERM with each of the subjects encountered in the practice exams was helpful and helped me quickly reference the material for similar products.

My only regret is I did not have enough time to take each of the practice depth exams.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5the practice problems were useful because they were about the same difficulty as the ...
By Rainflyer
I got this book because I needed extra practice for the Civil Engineering P.E. Exam - and it was just what I needed! Unlike some prep materials, the practice problems were useful because they were about the same difficulty as the actual P.E. exam, not 10x harder. I did not buy it with the companion reference book, but did not miss it. Even though this book was printed in 2012 and the P.E. exam that I took has been updated, the questions were still mostly relevant.

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